Category: Guest Posts

Don’t Say You Can’t Publish

Don’t Say You Can’t Publish By:  Nina Romano If you’re writing short stories, poems, essays, or stand-alone novel excerpts, you should be submitting these in order to publish in small magazines, or literary journals. Once you have accrued some solid publications, this gives you a bit of clout when writing to agents, editors and publishers on behalf of a larger body of work. You can then query for a novel, a collection of short stories or poems. Always include an Author Bio, where you can mention the publications. When I was writing and submitting poetry, I’d send out poems...

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Writing about Love By: Nina Romano

Writing about Love by Nina Romano   What is love? Is it enough to state that your characters, especially the protagonist and the object of his/her affection are in love? From the reader’s perspective, no. How does this translate into what we define as significant in a romantic story? How do we write to bring the love to fruition so that the reader is able to imagine and visualize the characters’ feelings? Literally, what does this mean to a writer? Simply stated, it’s the writer’s job to prove it, to show the characters falling in love. One of the most touching...

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Writer’s Block, A Condensed Form of Hidden Potential

Writer’s Block, A Condensed Form of Hidden Potential by S. S. Bazinet   “Writer’s block is a condition, primarily associated with writing, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work, or experiences a creative slowdown.” ~ Wikipedia In my case, writer’s block lasted for nearly twenty years. That’s a lot of writer’s block. Happily, since that time, I’ve written a dozen books. So how did I manage to get beyond that crushing state of emptiness and frustration? Recently, I had a surprise take on my “blocked” journey. I can summarize my discovery in one word, energy....

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Book Signing…Yay or Nay? By Sharon K. Connell

Book Signing…Yay or Nay? By Sharon K. Connell This past December (2018), I had a book signing event at a very charming local bookstore here in Houston, Texas. Normally, I don’t do book signings because frankly there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day for everything else I need to accomplish. Still, something prompted me to check into this little bookstore when I met a young lady named Whitney at a conference put on by my writing group. Whitney had come to the conference to represent River Oaks Bookstore, and sell books written by the members of...

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Accepting What Is (Even the Flu!) By: Sedona Hutton

Accepting What Is (Even the Flu!) By:  Sedona Hutton Last week I came down with the flu. I had hot and cold flashes, a sore throat, a runny nose…the whole gamut. In my miserable state, I attempted to think positive thoughts to will away my sickness, but my body mocked my best efforts. Resigned, I stayed in bed for a couple of days. When I finally summoned a smidgeon of energy, a new awareness emerged. It felt good to rest! For many of us, November and December are busy months. I’ve been visiting kids and grandkids, working, writing, decorating,...

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Books Reviewed This Year

I have reviewed 80 books so far this year.

53% – 80 out of 150 books reviewed

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Akea - The Power of Destiny
it was amazing
Have you ever considered what it actually means to be "different"?  To step outside the norms of society and truly be yourself, despite the sideways glances, outright disapproval and criticism which may inevitably follow.  To be true to …
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Wham!
it was amazing
"First they came for the communists,

And I did not speak out because I wasn’t a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,

And I didn’t speak out because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,

And I did not…

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Doctor Hydenberg
really liked it
To come to the end of one’s life and be full of regret is a terrible thing for anyone to experience.  The whole idea of living with no excuses and loving with zero regrets, right out the window.  A life full of missed opportunities and w…
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4-star-reviews

The Haunting of Hope House
it was ok
Have you ever faced something in your personal life which was so overwhelming that you just needed to escape?  Running as far away from such troubles as possible in hopes of ultimately finding greener pastures in life.  Unfortunately, pe…

A Fine Death
it was amazing
Have you ever felt as if your entire life was spinning out of control?  Where absolutely nothing was going right and everything you touched turned to stone?  A gloomy cloud overhead which virtually follows your every move.  All of your r…
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5-star-reviews

Scouse Gothic: The Pool of Life... and Death
it was amazing
What do you get when you mix vampires, a hitman, a grief stricken mother recently released from a mental institution who is bent on revenge- and a plump little angel with the appearance of a pigeon?  You get one fantastic story…that’s …
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Lullaby of the Dead: Every Ghost Has a Story
it was amazing

If this was to be your last day on this planet, would you be satisfied with the life you have lived?  Have you existed in harmony with those around you- and within yourself?  What if your answer to these questions is a resounding ‘No’? …

Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend
really liked it
There can be little doubt that childhood is an exciting and wonderful time.  It is filled with a variety of fresh and new experiences which are approached with a childlike innocence.  Be that as it may, such youthful exuberance can be qu…
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4-star-reviews

Virus
really liked it
Have you ever considered what could possibly be strong enough to destroy human civilization as we know it?  Perhaps nuclear war?  Famine? Disease and pestilence?  The possibilities are many, and not very pleasant to ponder.  When thinkin…
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4-star-reviews

The Zoo: An Allegorical Adventure
liked it
What would it take to bring a vibrant and bustling Metropolis to its very knees?  The simple answer to this question is…not very much!  Any type of civilization takes a great deal of time and industry to create, but precious little effor…
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